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... remote island of St. Helena it was another 700 miles to the equally remote, but even less civilized island of Ascension. Really it is for military purposes that this place is inhabited at all, with both the British and the Americans having bases stationed here. As far as I could tell, it was MOD property, not a holiday resort. However, despite the lack of real entertainment or visitor attractions it still oozed the charm and that feeling of interest and intrigue I ...
... the chairs are poolside at three different pools. They have more restaurants, but the place is more crowded, and noisier. Not as peaceful and resting as our resort. Mind you, the main pool near the restaurants is nosier with a DJ throughout the day and the activities, but still quieter than La Toc or Grande. We went up to the La Toc French restaurant for our 8:30 reservation. We had a nice table for two, but it w not ...
(Terry) we are picked up at our hotel by a different driver and our guide. At this point I am going to digress and talk about public urination. It is very common to see men urinating by the side of the road, on the train tracks in the train station (hop onto the tracks, cross to the far wall and urinate with your back to the crowd) or between bushes. I walk out of the hotel to find our driver standing between two bushes in the garden, back to ...
... Bay at 11am with plenty of boat guys appearing to help with our lines.We anchored close in, then put out a stern line to the shore,managingto fight off a number of boat guys who were vying for our business.They seem to appear from nowhere, often when we were still quite far out to sea! These characters tend to be young Rastafarians with dreadlocks and spliffs, sporting Bob Marley T- shirts ,turning up in boats with names like "Hot Love"
We spent ...
... came between lines 8 and 9- a 3-story vertical drop. Free-fall, if you will. It was exhilarating, exciting and crazy as hell. It was especially surprising because line after line, I forgot how high up we were until I jumped from that platform and gravity took over. It was such an amazing experience.
At the end, we got rum punch and plenty of souvenir photos of the great time we had.
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